JavaFX 11 snapshots in maven sonatype

Tom Eugelink tbee at
Sun Jul 8 08:32:24 UTC 2018

If you deploy it as a release, Sonatype won't allow overwriting, right? So its behavior is different from a snapshot and you can't overwrite it each night.
Maybe frequently releasing EA builds is acceptable for Gradle, and Maven can still use snapshots?
Or can Gradle be told to use a specific snapshot (20180702.224902-3), if the latest fails somehow?

On 7-7-2018 11:28, Johan Vos wrote:
> As another possible "solution" for this, we can avoid using SNAPSHOTS by
> using releases instead. This would also make sense in aligning the maven
> artifacts with the standalone Java SDK, by using the same build number
> (e.g.
> This will make it much easier for gradle projects.
> The drawbacks I see are mainly semantic. The sonatype release repository is
> for releases, and 11.0.0-ea18 is, well, an early-access release. But since
> it is tagged, it can easily be traced down to an exact state of the code
> repository, so I think it makes sense.
> - Johan
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 2:33 PM Johan Vos <johan.vos at> wrote:
>> That is a known issue indeed, but I think it should be fixed in Gradle. We
>> can't easily upload all platforms using the same snapshot version, unless
>> I'm missing something?
>> We ran into this before, when working with nd4j SNAPSHOT versions on
>> gradle. We "fixed" it by applying own plugin code, e.g.
>> It is very inconvenient, so if you know an easy way to get all snapshot
>> version to be equal, I would love to hear that. But still, if other
>> libraries don't follow that approach (e.g. nd4j) it still means gradle
>> can't be used (unless you apply the "snapshotlocal" fix as in the above
>> link).
>> I really hope this can be fixed, as I loved gradle (less typing), but this
>> issue is the reason I had to revert to maven.
>> - Johan
>> On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:43 PM MUELLER-SCHRAMM Gerd <
>> gerd.mueller-schramm at> wrote:
>>> Hi Johan,
>>> Gradle doesn't ignore the classifier but there is no Windows- and
>>> Linux-version for the latest snapshot "20180702.224902-3". Gradle always
>>> checks for the latest snapshot, adds the classifier and tries to download
>>> this. The classifier 'mac' works with gradle. So all platform versions of
>>> JFX need the same snapshot version.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Gerd
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: openjfx-dev [mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at] On
>>> Behalf Of Johan Vos
>>> Sent: Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2018 11:03
>>> To: openjfx-dev at List <openjfx-dev at>
>>> Subject: JavaFX 11 snapshots in maven sonatype
>>> A first batch of snapshots for the JavaFX 11 modules is now in the maven
>>> sonatype snapshot repository (see
>>> although you probably don't want to work with these artifacts directly but
>>> use build tools like maven or gradle to do that)
>>> This is work based on the not-yet-merged PR#83:
>>> Basically, you need to specify which modules you need (transitive
>>> dependency management will be handled by maven as the modules contain a
>>> pom.xml with the same dependencies as the, e.g.
>>> <dependency>
>>>    <groupId>org.openjfx</groupId>
>>>    <artifactId>javafx.controls</artifactId>
>>>    <version>11.0.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
>>> </dependency>
>>> I have a few samples that show how you can use those artifacts in your
>>> maven project:
>>> (note that this is a
>>> temporary
>>> repository)
>>> the topics/javafx3d directory contains a number of standalone samples
>>> that can be executed via mvn clean install exec:java
>>> Note that some of the samples create a build.gradle as well, but I never
>>> managed to get gradle working with the combination of classifiers and
>>> SNAPSHOT versions (it's actually the reason why I went back from gradle to
>>> maven in other projects -- e.g. dl4j related).
>>> If someone else can somehow fix the build.gradle, that would be great of
>>> course.
>>> Before PR#83 is merged, it would be nice to have a few reports from
>>> people using the snapshots.
>>> - Johan

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